The modern wave of cinematic superheroes Marvels, especially have lost a great deal in translation from page to screen, but a couple have fallen through Hollywoods high-concept cracks to become iconic. The most surprising is last years Iron Man, in which that mercurial bust of an actor Robert Downey Jr. revived his drug-tarnished career by flying around in a metallic monkey suit. It wasnt a great movie, but it was still fuckin great.
Downeys star turn as Shellhead kicks off Westgate City Centers monthlong WaterDance Summer Blockbusters series at 8 p.m. Friday, June 5. In addition to Iron Man, the superhero film fest featuring free flicks shown on a 30-by-50-foot HD/LED outdoor screen includes Michael Bays Transformers (2007), Sam Raimis original Spider-Man (2002), and Bryan Singers Superman Returns (2006).
Fri., June 5, 8 p.m., 2009
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